Posts Tagged ‘Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences’

Pope Francis: All countries should promote family-friendly policies

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Pope Francis on Friday urged all countries to promote family-friendly policies. In an address to members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences on April 29, the pope insisted that it was possible to create “a family-friendly society” despite major cultural and economic obstacles. “Family-friendly social, economic, and cultural policies need to be promoted in Read more

Nationalism that neglects common good concerns Pope

Monday, May 6th, 2019

The re-emergence of nationalism that manifests in aggressive feelings against foreigners, especially immigrants, is of serious concern says Pope Francis. Nationalism that compromises international cooperation, mutual respect and the sustainable development goals of the United Nations is part of the growing problem. In addition, nationalism that neglects the common good and the growing threat of Read more

Bitcoin, slavery and the Vatican

Monday, November 6th, 2017

The way bitcoin and other crypto-currencies are being used in the modern-day slave trade is a hot topic at the Vatican. Bank of Montreal senior manager Joseph Mari yesterday presented the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (PASS) with an overview of the role crypto-currencies play in money laundering. He also explained blockchain‘s potential in the money-laundering Read more

Inclusion needed like food and shelter

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Solutions to poverty need to offer ways to include the marginalised, poorest members of society, says Margaret Archer. Archer is the President of the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences. She was speaking at the plenary session of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, held at the Vatican this week. The meeting focused on the theme Read more